Persuasive Communication

  • Online delivery
  • eClass

Per­sua­sion is a core pro­fes­sion­al skill, under­pin­ning much of our com­mu­ni­ca­tion. In this sem­i­nar, you will learn fun­da­men­tal aspects of per­sua­sion and how to apply them to become more con­vinc­ing in pre­sen­ta­tions, argu­ments, and con­ver­sa­tions. Top­ics cov­ered will include fun­da­men­tal per­sua­sive appeals, how to con­text and bias mod­i­fy per­sua­sion, crit­i­cal rhetor­i­cal tools, meth­ods for lever­ag­ing the right tool or tech­nique at the right time, and meth­ods of devel­op­ing and defend­ing strong arguments.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Offered:


Fall courses: all online

All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Fall term.

Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Fall.

Lauren Sergy

Your Instructor

Lauren Sergy

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

All of us at Extension are looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual classrooms this season with courses that are tailor-made for online delivery. Join us!
Weekday evenings (Mon, Wed, Fri)
Mar 8, 2021Mar 12, 2021
Mar 8
Monday

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Mar 10
Monday

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6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Mar 12
Monday

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6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. Detailed infor­ma­tion will be com­mu­ni­cat­ed to you via your ual­ber­ta email address and the class syl­labus. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until March 8, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
Currently counts towards

* If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

Looking for different course dates?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

  • Offered now
  • Online delivery


Fall courses: all online

All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Fall term.

Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Fall.